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Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Overview
Works: 303 works in 826 publications in 4 languages and 11,917 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, pmn, Production personnel, Author, Printmaker, Other, htt, Performer, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joseph M Schenck
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

86 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels westward on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a shack. Willie learns that the object of his affection is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Charles Riesner( Visual )

39 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
College by James W Horne( Visual )

26 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved, Mary. As a poor boy, he must work his way through school, so he tries his hand as a soda jerk, and then as a waiter. But Mary demands that her swain must excel on the field of play, so in a series of unforgettable vignettes, stone-faced Ronald tries his hand as a baseball player, track star, and finally coxswain, performing each task with a steady determination but with consistently disastrous results. Buster Keaton stars in this hilarious send-up of university life, consistently stretching the boundaries of solo physical comedy
The call of the wild by William A Wellman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. Whe he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strenght of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. A winning $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wild they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure"--Container
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1913 to 1916, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle rose from the ranks of bit player to writer, director and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company. Because of Sennett's belief that actors were interchangeable, he lost Arbuckle to producer Joseph M. Schenck, who not only paid the comedian handsomely, but also permitted him complete creative control. To help in the new venture, Arbuckle recruited Buster Keaton, popular star of a knockabout vaudeville act; Keaton took a large pay cut to act in motion pictures, and Arbuckle welcomed his ideas andtaught him all he knew about making movies. This volume of the collection presents films that Arbuckle and Keaton made for Schenck between 1917 and 1918; they are presented chronologically so we can watch Buster grow from Arbuckle's bit player to his full partner. Following the 1921 scandal that was inflamed by a publicity-seeking prosecutor and the tabloid press, Arbuckle's films were withdrawn from circulation in America, and the negatives were not preserved. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections. The English intertitles are new, and except for Coney Island, derived from non-English sources. All the films are digitally mastered from 35mm, sometimes directly from the nitrate originals
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors: Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

25 editions published between 1930 and 2019 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
The general ; The playhouse ; Cops( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The general) A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. (The playhouse) A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. (Cops) A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Our hospitality ; Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for Battling Butler, a renowned prizefigther. [The Haunted House] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps
Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The battle of the sexes by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme fortuné dans la quarantaine fait un fou de lui lorsqu'il délaisse sa femme et ses enfants pour les bras cyniques et malicieux d'une jeune femme malhonnête
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1913 to 1916, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle rose from the ranks of bit player to writer, director and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company. Because of Sennett's belief that actors were interchangeable, he lost Arbuckle to producer Joseph M. Schenck, who not only paid the comedian handsomely, but also permitted him complete creative control. To help in the new venture, Arbuckle recruited Buster Keaton, popular star of a knockabout vaudeville act; Keaton took a large pay cut to act in motion pictures, and Arbuckle welcomed his ideas and taught him all he knew about making movies. This volume of the video collection presents films that Arbuckle and Keaton made for Schenck between 1918 and 1919; they are presented chronologically so we can watch Buster grow from Arbuckle's bit player to his full partner. Following the 1921 scandal that was inflamed by a publicity-seeking prosecutor and the tabloid press, Arbuckle's films were withdrawn from circulation in America, and the negatives were not preserved. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections. The English intertitles are new, and except for Back Stage, derived from non-English sources. All the films are digitally mastered from 35mm, sometimes directly from the nitrate originals. VOLUME TWO INCLUDES: Good Night, Nurse (Jul. 1918). Back Stage (Aug. 1919) with Molly Malone, John Coogan. The Hayseed (Oct. 1919) with Molly Malone, John Coogan. The Garage (Dec. 1919) with Molly Malone, Harry McCoy and music by Robert Israel
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Buster Keaton shorts collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four visual essays by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson identifying Buster Keaton's shooting locations for his many short films produced between 1920-1923
 
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Alternative Names
Joseph M. Schenck Film studio executive

Joseph M. Schenck producteur américain

Joseph M. Schenck productor de cine estauxunidense (1878–1961)

Joseph M. Schenck Rus asıllı Amerikan film stüdyosu yöneticisi

Joseph Schenck Amerikaans filmproducent (1878-1961)

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Джозеф Шенк

Джозеф Шэнк

Шенк, Джозеф

Җозеф Шеңк

Ҷозеф Шенк

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ג'וזף שנק

جوزف ام. شنک تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ジョセフ・M・シェンク

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Languages
English (281)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

German (2)